SEA Currents: Corwith Cramer
July 13, 2018
Day Four for Sea Expedition!
40 44.04’N 70 14.16’W
89.94 nautical miles
Weather / Wind / Sail Plan (from 1300 Watch Change):
SE winds Force 1, Flying the fore stay’sl and main stay’sl, imminent beautiful starry night
Day four here on the SSV Corwith Cramer. Today we finally left anchor, and are taking on the open ocean! A relatively relaxing day here, filled with sunny skies and a gentle breeze from the south-east. After a fantastic breakfast of cheesy grits and a spread of fruit, we embarked on our daily watches and learned all about Neuston Booms with J-bear (our first scientist). We collected hundreds of zooplankton from the
surface, learned about water column patterns from the hilarious Mr. Chuck, and even spotted a Basking Shark swimming near the ship!
The day has been filled with science and sailing, followed by breathtaking sunsets and starry nights. There always seems to be something to look forward to here, whether it be steering the helm or looking for shooting stars zip past Jupiter- the excitement is endless.
To end today's blog, we will sign off with a Corwith Cramer Haiku, inspired by our adventures at sea!
Nachos and pasta
Keep forgetting all the lines
Sharks are swimming near!
Annie shout out: Hey fam! I am having a great time and the food is fantastic! Also, I have not fallen of the boat yet (And I don't plan on it) J Love ya'll!
Miya shout out: hi yall! Mom, Dad, I'm not dead (yet) so don't see Antman without me! Taka - miss me? Love you!
Good Vibes Only,
Annie Stewart and Miya Khoo - C Watch (the best watch)